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Writing about Art - Icebreaker plus skills assessment

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  • Judy Decker
    Dear Art Educators, Some art teachers like to start the year with a skills assessment exercise. They have the students draw a house, a person and tree (and one
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      Dear Art Educators,

      Some art teachers like to start the year with a skills assessment
      exercise. They have the students draw a house, a person and tree (and
      one other thing). Many leave it up to the student to combine these in
      a creative way.

      Have students do this exercise - don't put any names on the papers at
      first (you could assign a number to each student if you wanted some
      kind of identification).
      Collect the papers - then pass out different students and have them
      write about the family/people who live in the house. This idea was
      listed in Riverdeep Newsletter

      WRITING ICEBREAKER:
      http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/firstweek1.txt

      Here is a sample writing Rubric (I haven't investigated it thoroughly
      to see if it could be adapted the house assignment)
      SAMPLE WRITING RUBRIC:
      http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/downloads/pdf/writing_rubric2.pdf

      If anyone tries this idea - let us know how it goes.

      Judy Decker
      --
      Incredible Art Department
      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
      Incredible Art Resources
      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
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